The purpose of the Hot Work Program is to reduce the risk of accidental fire and false alarms in areas where work that could trigger such events are occurring.
Any operation that involves open flames or sparks or produces sufficient heat to ignite flammable or combustible materials is considered “Hot Work”. Also, any work that generates enough dust to harm or negatively impact the fire protection system is also subject to Hot Work protocols.
Examples of Hot Work include: cutting, welding, soldering, brazing, grinding, adhesive bonding, thermal spraying thawing pipes, and applying roof covering and sealing plastic shrink-wrap by torch.
For more information on the Hot Work Program visit the CSS Fire Protection Program website.